How a modern soul band from OC scored a tour with Social Distortion
Nine years ago, I was in this wannabe new-wave band based in Santa Ana. Back then, our big goal in life was to get featured in OC Weekly. The band imploded, as bands are wont to do, way before we even got a concert listing in the Calendar section (not even a Locals Only, sob!). The funny thing was, ... More >>
Burgerama: OFF!, Ty Segall, White Fence, FIDLAR The Observatory March 24, 2012 Saturday night the Fullerton-based label/store hybrid Burger Records put together an impressive bill at The Observatory. The mini-festival took note of the garage-punk sound that is being heard all over Southern Califo ... More >>
So Fidlar (acronym for Fuck It, Dog, Life's A Risk) have been dubbed LA's next big thing, and their scuzzy punk-surf-garage sound have been inciting near riots in many hipster enclaves. And when we find out that guitarist-songwriter Elvis Kuehn and his brother Max are the progeny of Greg ... More >>
Speaking of LA Weekly, their print feature this week on Fidlar, the garage punks from Highland Park, revealed that Zac Carper, Brandon Schwartzel, and Elvis and Max Kuehn have pretty solid OC ties. The Kuehn brothers' dad is T.S.O.L. keyboardist Greg Kuehn. According to the Weekly, the "young Ku ... More >>
[Mental Notes] Megan Mullally performs with TSOL keyboardist, plus five Asian-American acts to watch
Danielle Bacher/ OC WeeklyMost people recognize Megan Mullally as the outrageous, booze-swilling Karen Walker from the hit sitcom Will & Grace. What you may not know is that she is a genre-straddling theater actress and singer as well. On Oct. 7-10 at the Orange County Per ... More >>
Memories of growing up in OC mean no nostalgia from front man Bryan "Dexter" Holland
[Locals Only] Adolescents plus Social D plus Cadillac Tramps plus U.S. Bombs equals Eddie Floyd?
A copyright dispute spices up Sunday's world premiere of the Cuckoo's Nest film 'We Were Feared'
Punk Institution TSOL Eschew Rocking Chairs, Choose to Rock